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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE(Isla from Banff @ Nov 30 2005, 11:47 AM)
QUOTE(bred @ Nov 27 2005, 07:03 PM)
Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.

Water at 70°C can freezer faster than water at 30°C.

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Thanks a lot for this comment my boyfriend is a Zambian and i hope he lives to be older than 40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well it is a fact.

Your boyfriend is probably ok though. He's probably part of the 1.1% of Zambians that are of European origin. He probably doesn't have to walk miles so he can get a drink of water. And the water he drinks probably isn't polluted. He probably doesn't have HIV/AIDS like 920,000 (16.5%) of people in Zambia. He can probably afford mosquito nets to avoid malaria, good food (avoiding bacterial diseases), avoid having to bathe in rivers (avoiding schistosomiasis), and working in the risky business of Zambian subsistence agriculture.

Sorry if I'm wrong.


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EDIT: oh and you can drop a cat out a window from the first floor or below or from the seventh floor or up inbetween it won't survive.


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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:23 AM

Of course biggrin.gif

well it doesnt say the upper limit and I don't think I'll try it really.

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Interestingly, two veterinarians did a study (examining 132 cases of cats that had fallen out of high-rise windows) and found that in falls of seven stories or less, the chance of survival was indeed greater with the shorter distances. However, with falls greater than seven stories, the number of injuries actually declined when compared to falls at seven stories. So, beyond seven stories, the farther the fall, the better the chance of survival! They found that the reason for this was that after five stories or so, cats reach terminal velocity. The velocity or speed of a falling body does not increase forever because the rate of increase in speed is interrupted by air resistance. A skydiver reaches a terminal velocity of around 130 to 140 mph after about 30 seconds of free-falling. Cats reach terminal velocity much sooner at about 60 mph.

Before reaching terminal velocity, cats have their muscles tensed and are rigid and flexed and prepared for landing, making them more prone to injury due to the impact. Once they've reached terminal velocity, however, they relax and spread themselves out much like a flying squirrel, allowing the impact to be absorbed by a larger surface area and therefore resulting in fewer injuries.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:25 AM

I just did a bit of research and apparently cats have been known to have survived falls from up to 32 stories! ohmy.gif There's also some interesting stuff about cats and terminal velocity: http://www.animalhealthcare.ca/contents/co...?id=70&cat=cats
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:37 AM

Cats are elite...

like stealth ninjas.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 09:41 AM

It is illegal for an MP to enter the House of Commons dressed in a full suit of armor.

In Texas, USA, criminals have to, by law, give their victims at least 24 hours notice either written or verbal of the time the crime has to be committed and the nature of the crime to be committed.
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 12:57 PM

Yes, but by law... surely they shouldn't commit any crimes.

Silly law.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:49 PM

oh i remember another one, in this country it is perfectly legal for a pregnant woman or a taxi driver to pee in a street but not for anyone else.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:15 PM

In 1806, Reykjavk's population numbered only 300; 27 of that number were in prison for public inebriation.
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:30 PM

you lose calories when eating celery, as you burn more calories munching it than it is in calories.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 09:58 PM

Calories are energy, thus you cannot lose them. smile.gif

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:19 PM

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you lose calories when eating celery, as you burn more calories munching it than it is in calories.


Aparently, - Sali is telling me - it is the same with kiwi and ice cubes.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:33 PM

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Calories are energy, thus you cannot lose them. smile.gif

You can lose them. You losing them doesn't infer that they disappear from space.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:03 PM

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Calories are energy, thus you cannot lose them. smile.gif

You can lose them. You losing them doesn't infer that they disappear from space.


You still do not lose them, you would convert them into other forms of energy.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:06 PM

Thatchers nickname the Iron Lady comes from a russian newspaper of the time... it was mistranslated it actually read frigid bitch in russian...


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(John @ Nov 24 2006, 03:03 PM) View Post

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Calories are energy, thus you cannot lose them. smile.gif

You can lose them. You losing them doesn't infer that they disappear from space.


You still do not lose them, you would convert them into other forms of energy.

But that energy isn't with you anymore when the calories are 'burnt off' so they are lost to space.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:10 PM

I have one. Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:06 PM

What about Costa Rica, Nicuraga and Columbia?

Oh and the sun would infact set on the Carribbean Sea would it not?

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:24 PM

Panama is the only country that would be narrow enough to see both oceans from the one spot, I guess.

It is the Caribbean Sea, but I guess it is still the Atlantic Ocean too.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:42 PM

Yeah, I would count the Carribbean Sea as being part of the Atlantic Ocean, like you would classify France as being part of Europe...

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:51 AM

Although I agreed, I don't think it is quite so clear cut as the France being part of Europe analogy. The oceans are comprised of a continuous body of water whereas there are absolutely clear agreed national boundaries of France and Europe. The CIA's World Factbook notes the area of the Atlantic Ocean as 76.762 million sq km which includes the Caribbean Sea.
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